The last episode of Friday Night Smackdown ended in the most shocking way possible, that is with Roman Reigns who literally annihilated his opponent, Daniel Bryan, beating him in the title match valid for the Universal Championship in his possession for months, thus ousting in fact the former American Dragon from the televisions of the blue show.
The stipulation was in fact clear, if Daniel Bryan lost, he would have to leave Smackdown forever and he did. Daniel Bryan was not only unable to beat his opponent, but at the end of the match, he was also heavily attacked by the champion, who hit him with a con-chair-to, while his friend Cesaro was tied up.
on the ropes, as a warning to him too.
Daniel Bryan lost to Roman Reigns
Immediately after the defeat, Daniel Bryan would return to talk to TV Line microphones, to which he also wanted to talk about his contract with WWE and his physical situation.
Interviewed precisely about his possible departure from the Stamford federation, Bryan said: "It's funny because people keep gravitating to this supposed 'September' date, and I think it's because that's when my last contract expired, but it won't end in September.
I'm still trying to figure out what it looks like... I had a tag team match last week at Smackdown and it was a lot of fun, but my neck was just shattered. I will be 40 now in May and my daughter would like me to carry her on my shoulders to go and collect leaves from our Japanese maple that we have in front of the house, but I can't because of the pain.
So you get to that point where you say, how long can I still work full-time and still be able to do these things with my daughter? What is the right balance between part-time and these other things? It may be time to start missing a few shots, or maybe have an agenda where, for example, I go on stage for eight months, then the others stay at home."
Once again Daniel Bryan has returned to talk about his part-time and expiring contract, however denying the closing of his agreement in September, probably to simply divert the fans and their thoughts on his future. Back in 2015, when Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble match, he was met with a loud round of boos.
The fans in attendance and at home expected Daniel Bryan to win that match and move forward to headline WrestleMania 31. On the road to WrestleMania, Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan faced off at WWE Fastlane where Bryan was defeated by Reigns.